KU Admissions Overview

Because of the rigorous nature of graduate programs, the online master's in sport management* program at the University of Kansas requires all applicants to prove they are able to succeed in the program by meeting a standardized set of admissions requirements.

Our sport management admissions process looks at your academic history, your career goals and how you intend to use this degree moving forward, along with your resume and two recommendations from those who can attest to your professional or academic experience.

Whether you're an international applicant or currently enlisted in the military, we at KU want to help simplify your admissions process, so you know what you need to submit and when you need to submit it by, with no confusion in the meantime! We encourage you to view our step-by-step How to Apply guide, which walks you through the online application process with detailed information and screenshots.

*This program is a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree in health, sport management, and exercise science with an emphasis in sport management.

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International Applicants

In addition to the standard admissions materials, international applicants are also required to submit proof of English proficiency, if their native language is not English. This can be achieved through submitting your TOEFL or IELTS scores. You can review the KU English proficiency requirements here.

If you have any questions regarding the sport management admissions process for international students, please reach out to an Admissions Advisor at 855-639-7799.

From Our Students:

"Apply, even if you don't think you were a great student. I was never a model student during high school or college. Athletics took priority in my life at the time. Now that I have a few years of experiential learning, my return to class has been completely different. After two semesters, I'm proud to say that my GPA is 4.0!"

Chris Loftin, Master's in Sport Management Candidate '20

Be sure to apply by December 27 if you want to start classes on January 10.

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Download a copy of our program’ brochure here, so you can get started on your application today!



Application Deadline
December 27
Spring 2022 Term
Next Start
January 10
Spring 2022 Term


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